Overview for Ambrosia: From the Assamese Kitchen
The first comprehensive cookbook on Assamese cuisine, Ambrosia…From the Assamese Kitchen presents an array of delectable dishes that reflects the variegated hues of the culture of Assam. The Assamese believe that food is a gift of God, and its preparation a form of prayer. Like the simple Assamese people, the food of Assam is rather bland and simple, with little or no spice at all; yet it is delicious. Regional aromatic herbs add varied flavour to the cuisine, making it simple, yet savoury and wholesome. The author’s knowledge of different Assamese dishes stems from her profound understanding of Assamese culture and tradition, which come to life in the pages of the book. This book contains more than a hundred recipes from the land of simple folk and rich cultural legacy, and is a must –have for those ready to try out mouth-watering delicacies which are easy to make, healthy, and simply delectable.
Jyoti Das (Author)
Jyoti Das was born in Shilong, the then capital of Assam. Her other works on Assamese culinary include Aponar Akhilot Chinese Byanjon and Manzhar Vividh Byanjon. She also regularly writes food columns, short stories and articles for various magazines like Nandini, Xadin, Parijat, and Prantik in Assam. Her social activities took her to different pockets of Assam where she got the opportunity to pick up the finer nuances of Asamese cuisine. At present, she is working as a volunteer teacher at Sishu Saratha, a school for spastic students in Guwahati.